Thane: Retd engineer loses Rs 7 lakh in power con

Times of India | 4 days ago | 25-11-2022 | 10:16 am

Thane: Retd engineer loses Rs 7 lakh in power con

THANE: A retired engineer from an international company fell prey to online fraud where the scamsters posing as representatives of a power company allegedly conned him of over Rs 7 lakh. The accused called up the 66-year-old man late at night and threatened to disconnect power supply to his home claiming non-payment of dues. The caller compelled him to download a malware and used it to siphon off money from his account. Inspector Suryavanshi of Vartak Nagar police station said the caller had posed as a power company representative.


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